2020 tables: Institutions - academic

The 2020 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2019.

Table criteria

# Institution Share 2018 Share 2019 Count 2019 Change in Adjusted Share 2018-2019*
1 University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil 51.02 51.25 265 -2.8%
2 State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil 23.79 14.98 121 -39.1%
3 Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil 18.47 13.17 142 -31.0%
4 Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), Brazil 11.39 12.86 48 9.2%
5 São Paulo State University (UNESP), Brazil 17.21 12.32 122 -30.7%
6 Federal University of ABC (UFABC), Brazil 14.40 11.24 117 -24.5%
7 Federal University of Paraíba (UFPB), Brazil 10.12 8.88 17 -15.2%
8 Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil 12.73 7.38 34 -43.9%
9 Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil 7.36 6.83 24 -10.1%
10 Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), Brazil 4.27 6.12 17 38.5%
11 Federal University of Pelotas (UFPel), Brazil 1.58 5.37 21 228.4%
12 Federal University of Paraná (UFPR), Brazil 6.95 5.22 12 -27.3%
13 Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar), Brazil 7.33 5.16 17 -31.9%
14 Federal University of Juiz de Fora (UFJF), Brazil 2.10 4.88 66 124.5%
15 Technological Institute of Aeronautics (ITA), Brazil 4.39 4.35 8 -4.3%
16 Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil 6.33 4.18 81 -36.1%
17 Federal University of Viçosa (UFV), Brazil 2.85 4.12 10 40.0%
18 Fluminense Federal University (UFF), Brazil 5.11 4.06 17 -23.2%
19 Federal University of Itajubá (UNIFEI), Brazil 2.47 3.84 8 50.8%
20 Federal University of Espírito Santo (UFES), Brazil 3.22 3.81 11 14.4%
21 University of Brasília (UnB), Brazil 4.71 3.35 16 -31.2%
22 Federal University of Ceará (UFC), Brazil 3.75 3.09 9 -20.2%
23 Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Brazil 1.03 2.90 44 172.4%
24 Federal University of Maranhão (UFMA), Brazil 3.63 2.80 7 -25.4%
25 Federal University of Uberlândia (UFU), Brazil 2.52 2.73 10 4.8%
26 Federal University of Goiás (UFG), Brazil 3.86 2.69 12 -32.5%
27 Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ), Brazil 3.34 2.55 74 -26.0%
28 Federal University of Pará (UFPA), Brazil 3.77 2.41 10 -38.2%
29 Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM), Brazil 2.34 1.87 7 -22.9%
30 State University of Maringá (UEM), Brazil 1.07 1.68 3 52.7%
31 Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP), Brazil 1.66 1.66 18 -3.3%
32 Universidade Cruzeiro do Sul, Brazil 0.25 1.54 4 496.5%
33 State University of Santa Cruz (UESC), Brazil 0.62 1.35 5 111.8%
34 Mackenzie Presbyterian University (UPM), Brazil 0.67 1.33 5 91.7%
35 Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), Brazil 0.91 1.23 7 31.0%
36 Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), Brazil 2.93 1.09 16 -63.9%
37 State University of Londrina (UEL), Brazil 1.10 1.00 1 -11.7%
38 Federal University of Mato Grosso (UFMT), Brazil 0.28 0.91 3 215.8%
39 Federal University of Latin American Integration (UNILA), Brazil 0.50 0.87 2 67.7%
40 Federal University of Alagoas (UFAL), Brazil 1.02 0.86 3 -18.7%
41 State University of Paraíba (UEPB), Brazil 0.02 0.85 2 3,353.3%
42 Federal University of Technology - Paraná (UTFPR), Brazil 1.76 0.85 5 -53.2%
43 Universidade do Estado do Rio Grande do Norte (UERN), Brazil 0.20 0.70 2 238.6%
44 Federal University of Lavras (UFLA), Brazil 1.40 0.69 8 -52.2%
45 Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology (IFET), Brazil 1.05 0.61 6 -43.6%
46 University of the State of Amazonas (UEA), Brazil 0.23 0.59 5 147.3%
47 Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRRJ), Brazil 0.39 0.58 2 44.5%
47 Federal University of Southern Border (UFFS), Brazil 0.25 0.58 2 125.7%
48 Federal University of São João del-Rei (UFSJ), Brazil 0.13 0.53 55 309.5%
49 Federal University of Western Pará (UFOPA), Brazil 0.25 0.51 5 95.8%
50 Federal University of Amazonas (UFAM), Brazil 0.03 0.36 3 1,055.2%
51 Federal University of Tocantins, Brazil 0.34 2 N/A
52 Ceará State University (UECE), Brazil 0.17 0.33 1 93.5%
52 Federal Rural University of the Amazon (UFRA), Brazil 0.33 1 N/A
53 Universidade Federal de Alfenas, Brazil 0.37 0.33 2 -14.3%
54 Federal Rural University of Pernambuco (UFRPE), Brazil 0.32 3 N/A
55 Federal University of Campina Grande (UFCG), Brazil 1.62 0.29 2 -82.6%
56 Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul (UFMS), Brazil 0.02 0.28 10 1,079.9%
57 Southwest Bahia State University (UESB), Brazil 0.25 1 N/A
57 Universidade Federal do Cariri (UFCA), Brazil 0.25 1 N/A
58 Federal University of Ouro Preto (UFOP), Brazil 1.50 0.21 4 -86.5%
59 Ponta Grossa State University (UEPG), Brazil 0.64 0.20 1 -70.0%
60 Federal University of Sergipe (UFS), Brazil 0.51 0.19 5 -64.8%
61 Santa Catarina State University (UDESC), Brazil 0.38 0.17 1 -57.9%
62 Faculty of Medicine of São José do Rio Preto (FAMERP), Brazil 0.04 0.17 3 286.5%
63 Federal University of Pampa (UNIPAMPA), Brazil 0.86 0.13 1 -85.9%
63 University of Caxias do Sul (UCS), Brazil 0.13 1 N/A
64 Universidade Paulista (UNIP), Brazil 0.12 2 N/A
65 Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO), Brazil 0.07 0.10 2 40.9%
66 Federal University of Amapá (UNIFAP), Brazil 0.03 0.10 1 204.0%
67 Contestado University (UNC), Brazil 0.08 1 N/A
68 Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais (PUC Minas), Brazil 0.08 2 N/A
69 Goiano Federal Institute (IFGOIANO), Brazil 0.06 2 N/A
70 Federal Institute of Goiás (IFG), Brazil 0.06 2 N/A
71 Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná (PUCPR), Brazil 0.04 0.05 1 37.5%
72 Catholic University of Brasília (UCB), Brazil 0.24 0.04 1 -84.5%
73 Catholic University of Pelotas (UCPEL), Brazil 0.04 1 N/A
74 State University of Montes Claros (UNIMONTES), Brazil 0.04 2 N/A
75 Federal University of Jequitinhonha and Mucuri Valleys (UFVJM), Brazil 0.03 1 N/A
76 Federal University of Grande Dourados (UFGD), Brazil 0.32 0.03 1 -91.2%
77 Centro Universitário UNIFAMINAS, Brazil 0.02 1 N/A
78 State University of West Paraná (UNIOESTE), Brazil 0.03 0.02 1 -33.5%
78 Federal University of Rondônia (UNIR), Brazil 0.02 1 N/A
79 Positive University, Brazil 0.02 2 N/A
80 Bahia School of Medicine and Public Health (BAHIANA), Brazil 0.02 2 N/A
81 University of Pernambuco (UPE), Brazil 0.02 1 N/A
82 State University of Feira de Santana (UEFS), Brazil 0.00 0.02 2 615.9%
83 Universidade Salvador (UNIFACS), Brazil 0.02 1 N/A
84 Federal University of Southern Bahia (UFSB), Brazil 0.02 2 N/A
85 University of Vila Velha (UVV), Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
85 Centro Universitário de Rio Preto (UNIRP), Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
86 Universidade Estadual do Maranhão (UEMA), Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
87 Universidade Federal do Triângulo Mineiro (UFTM), Brazil 0.22 0.01 14 -96.3%
88 Regional Integrated University of Upper Uruguai and Missions (URI), Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
89 Serviço Nacional de Aprendizagem Industrial (SENAI), Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
89 Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV), Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
89 Bahia State University (UNEB), Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
90 Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia de Mato Grosso (IFMT), Brazil 0.00 1 N/A
91 Mato Grosso State University (UNEMAT), Brazil 0.29 0.00 1 -98.5%
91 Federal University of Acre (UFAC), Brazil 0.00 1 N/A
92 Fundação Universidade Regional de Blumenau (FURB), Brazil 0.36 0.00 1 -99.4%
93 Faculdade Ciências Médicas de Minas Gerais (FCMMG), Brazil 0.00 1 N/A
94 University of Vale do Rio dos Sinos (Unisinos), Brazil 0.07 0.00 1 -97.7%
95 University Nove de Julho (UNINOVE), Brazil 0.00 1 N/A

Footnote

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*The change in adjusted Share accounts for the small annual variation in the total number of articles in Nature Index journals. Share values have been adjusted to 2020 levels to calculate the percentage change. For more information on the adjustment, please see the Adjusted metric explainer.